BELLAIRE, Texas — The LSU coaching staff continued its tour through the Lone Star State on Tuesday with a stop at Episcopal High School (Bellaire, Texas).
On hand were a number of Houston-area prospects that LSU is strongly linked to. That includes some current commits and some of its top targets in the Class of 2017.
Here are some news and notes from the Houston-area camp:
LSU offensive tackle commit Austin Deculus made an appearance at the camp. The No. 8 offensive tackle in the country was there briefly — decked out in LSU gear — and spent a good amount of time speaking with other Tigers targets and LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes. The 4-star prospect from Cy-Fair High School (Cypress, Texas) did not participate, in part because he was still recovering from the Rivals 5-star challenge in Atlanta, but looked in good shape as he prepares to join the Tigers’ offensive line.
Episcopal High School is home for Marvin Wilson, who spent time working out for LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron and chatting with defensive coordinator Dave Aranda. Orgeron and the 5-star defensive lineman have maintained a good relationship for a long time, and Wilson enjoyed getting a chance to work with the respected coach on his home field. The nation’s top defensive tackle plans to visit LSU next month for its second high school camp.
LSU Director of Player Personnel Austin Thomas and defensive backs coach Corey Raymond spent a lot of time with two of Houston’s top defensive backs, Grant Delpit and Anthony Cook.
Delpit, one of LSU’s top safety targets in the 2017 class, did not work out for the team, but is expected to attend the second high school camp in July. Delpit spent time with Raymond, as well as Orgeron, Dameyune Craig and Jabbar Juluke. He received an outstanding ovation from coach Les Miles as well, who is strongly courting the New Orleans native. Delpit remains high on his hometown Tigers even after relocating to Texas and will play his senior season in Florida at IMG Academy. The four-star prospect, rated as the No. 9 safety in the 2017 class, told SEC Country that he plans to announce his decision at Nike’s “The Opening” Finals in July.
Delpit’s former teammate, Cook, was also in attendance. The Class of 2018 defensive back met with Raymond and Miles for the first time and is also expected to attend LSU’s second high school camp next month. The 4-star prospect from Lamar High School (Houston) is rated as the No. 6 cornerback in his class and is already very high on the Tigers’ secondary and his fit there. Expect area recruiter Bradley Dale Peveto to keep pushing for Cook after extending him an offer last month.
Jhamon Ausbon was in attendance and one of the highlight producers on offense for the camp. The 4-star wide receiver recently included LSU in his top four along with Auburn, Texas A&M and Michigan. Ausbon, who is from Texas and has Louisiana roots, recently worked out at Michigan’s satellite camp in Houston. On Tuesday, he spent a bulk of his time impressing Miles and Craig, who had a lot of one-on-one time with the receiver and offered helpful hints and advice. LSU may be a step behind Auburn and A&M in the race for Ausbon, who de-committed from Baylor, but Craig made a strong impact with the nation’s No. 10 receiver.
— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) June 14, 2016
Sam Spiegelman covers LSU football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Tigers Stadium.